Concurrent bullous emphysema, bronchointerstitial pneumonia with necrosis, and tension pneumothorax in an 8-week-old puppy. Academic Article uri icon


  • An 8-week-old, male, mixed breed puppy was presented because of progressive respiratory distress. Thoracic radiographs revealed innumerable coalescing pulmonary bullae throughout the lungs with increased soft tissue opacity of the remaining pulmonary parenchyma and tension pneumothorax. Necropsy and histopathological findings were compatible with bullous emphysema and marked neutrophilic to histiocytic bronchointerstitial pneumonia with necrosis, bronchiectasis, fibrosis, dystrophic mineralization, and vasculitis with thrombosis. Tests for agents of infectious disease did not reveal an underlying etiological agent. This case highlights the radiographic, gross necropsy, and histopathologic features of a puppy with bullous emphysema and severe bronchointerstitial pneumonia with necrosis.

published proceedings

  • Can Vet J

author list (cited authors)

  • Brand, E. M., Lim, C. K., Biswell, E., Jones-Hall, Y., & Heng, H. G.

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

  • Brand, Emily M||Lim, Chee Kin||Biswell, Ethan||Jones-Hall, Yava||Heng, Hock Gan

publication date

  • September 2020